Welcome to my comments and insights for some of my paintings.

I hope you find them interesting. JJ

peggys cove

May 05, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

I have been working on this oil painting for some time, it is painted from a collection of photos, but not mine.

The scene is of Peggys Cove, a small fishing village located in St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia.  Also the site of Peggys Cove Lighthouse built in 1915.

This painting measures 4 x 5 feet and it is difficult to see much of the detail online.  It is available for purchase at $1550.  

Thank you, JJ

peggys cove 4 X 5 ftpeggys cove 4 X 5 ft

san juan river

April 28, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

san juan river 12x36 inchessan juan river 12x36 inches This recently completed oil painting is titled 'San Juan River', measuring 12 x 36 inches.

This scene is one of our favourite spots on the river. accessed off one of the logging mainlines.  About an hour of walking depending

on how wet it has been.  A high bank trail leads down river and to the rivers edge in places and is used by two and four legged fishers. 

Along the rivers edge there are some good sized Sitka spruce, Cedars and this year we were in time to see the trilliums and a few 

lilies that we had not seen in past years.

This scene is looking up river and I am planning on another painting going down river.

This painting is available for purchase at $480.                        Thank you for stopping by, JJ


tetsa river

April 24, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

tetsa river  12x36 inchestetsa river 12x36 inches This painting is titled 'Tetsa River', not the first nor probably the last painting I will do of this interesting river. 

The scene I have painted shows a grizzly bear crossing a boulder strewn back channel of the river.  The Tetsa has its head waters in the foothills of the Northern Rocky Mountain Regional Park, formerly the Tetsa River Provincial Park.  It flows northeast into the Artic drainage system then east through northern pine forests to converge with the Muskwa River, heading south.  A remote area with much wildlife and beautiful views.

The painting measures 12 x 36 inches and is completed in oil over canvas.  It is available for purchase for $480.

thank you, JJ


salmon run

April 10, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

salmon run  23.5 x 31.5 inchessalmon run 23.5 x 31.5 inches

This painting titled 'salmon run' shows a scene of spawning Salmon.  Salmon is a common name we give to many species of Salmon.  Despite all the variations, generally, our Pacific Salmon start in fresh water, migrate to the ocean and at some time in their life return to those same fresh waters where they start to spawn and die.  Their carcases remain either in the water along the rivers edge or in the forests where they have been taken by bears and wolves. The rich decaying fish feed the environment as well as the beings living in it.  

This painting measures 23.5 x 31.5 inches and is painted in oil on canvas, available for purchase at $480.  Thank you JJ




March 29, 2021  •  Leave a Comment


caribou  18 x 36 inchescaribou 18 x 36 inches


This painting is simply titled 'caribou'.   

The Barren Ground Caribou are an iconic symbol of Canada, especially of the North.  As well as being a 'keystone species', assessed as 'threatened' due to over hunting and habitat disruptions from human development, Barren Ground Caribou are the worlds top most terrestrial migrators. 

Most Barren Ground Caribou herds migrate seasonally from the tundra to more forested areas of the boreal forest. The non-migratory herds live and breed in the tundra year-round, with the exception of the Dolphin and Union population which migrates within the tundra.

Unlike other members of the deer family Caribou bulls and cows both have antlers with the bulls having the largest. 

Painted with oil over canvas, 18 x 36 inches and is available for $475.  Thank you, JJ